Chancery Closes Gender Gap, National Courts Moving Slowly

By Jeff Montgomery (October 19, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Delaware lawmakers caused a small stir earlier this month when they confirmed two veteran female attorneys to the state's Court of Chancery, expanding the nationally important court by two seats while roughly closing the gender gap among its now-seven members for the first time.

The confirmation of Vice Chancellors Kathaleen S. McCormick and Morgan T. Zurn made the pair only the third and fourth women to serve on the Chancery Court since its establishment in 1792.

Gov. John Carney's two Chancery picks joined Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, until then only the second woman on the court after now-retired former Vice Chancellor...

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